.14 on thursday on the new york foreign exchange. the dollar got a boost from strong u.s. housing starts and jobs data. policy makers will meet next tuesday. >> we think the trend on the yen will continue throughout this year. our six month focus for a yen of 90 was just reached. it's likely to rise farther. the key factor in the first half of the year is japan's stanceo pursue aggressive market and fiscal policy. the governments is very likely to keep pressuring on the boj. nominations for boj governor is likely that candidates are appointed. the risk is the debt ceiling negotiation in the u.s. during february. we think that u.s. congres will not reach an agreement to derail the u.s. economic recovery. it should be temporary and limited. >> the yen is weaker against the euro. that's on similar expectations for more monetary easing pressures from the bank of japan. the euro quoted at 120.4 to 1. the euro has gained ground against the yen and the dollar. analysts say that's due to worries over with the euro zone. let's see how this is affecting tokyo stocks. share prices surging across the board.